Tech giant’s CEO warns of AI apocalypse: ‘The Singularity is coming’

The CEO of a major Japanese technology company has reversed course on plans to resign. His reasoning: The business needs his guidance before a robotic Rubicon is crossed. Softbank’s Masayoshi Son informed the business world on Tuesday that runaway artificial intelligence will change the world within three decades. The CEO said his job is to prepare his company for “the Singularity” over the next five years. “I think we are about to see the biggest paradigm shift in human history,” Son said. I still have unfinished business regarding the Singularity,” Mr. Son told shareholders, Nikkei reported Wednesday. “I want to continue for at least another five years.” The Singularity is the moment in history when technology forever alters civilization. Theories revolve on robot-human hybrids an AI omnipresence, but the underlying…


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